Ramallah, 12 Ramadhan 1435/10 July2014 (MINA) – Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah stressed Wednesday that the government is making tireless efforts to provide aid, especially medical supplies and fuel, to the besieged Gaza Strip.
Hamdallah called the Quartet and the UN Security Council to assume their legal and ethical responsibilities in terms of stopping the Israeli aggression on the strip, WAFA Palestinian News & Info Agency quoted by Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA) as reporting.
Hamdallah made these comments during two separate meetings with the outgoing Representative of Finland to Palestine Martti Eirola and with the Representative of Mexico to Palestine Sergio Bernall.
Premier affirmed that Presidency requested the provision of international protection for the Palestinian people and that it intended to go to all international organizations to hold Israel fully accountable for its crimes against the Palestinian people in West Bank and besieged Gaza and to oblige it to stop its military aggression in the Strip.
Meanwhile, President Mahmoud Abbas said late night Tuesday that the Palestinian leadership will go to all international organizations to stop the ongoing Israeli aggression on Gaza.
“It’s high time for the international community, particularly the Quartet and the United Nation’s Security Council, to uphold their responsibilities and provide protection to our people,” said Abbas during a televised statement made to the Palestinian people late Tuesday night.
“These massacres against us have not ceased throughout the years of occupation,” he added.
“Since the formation of the national consensus government, welcomed by the international community, the Israeli government strongly escalated its rhetoric against the Palestinian leadership, despite the fact that, with this decision, we chose the path of unity and sought peace with Israel,” said Abbas.
He said “ending the division and achieving [national] reconciliation are not in contrary with peace if there was an Israeli partner.”
Abbas warned that the Israeli government is attempting to “drag things to the circle of violence,” stressing that all the parties he has been in contact with, including Hamas and other Palestinian factions, are against further escalation and are with the continuation of truce.” (T/P02/E01)
Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)